How to Synergize Xerath with Annie on the Same Team Xerath is in the a tier of champions

Xerath with Annie

How to Win With Xerath and Annie Paired Together Annie is in the s tier of champions
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How to Synergize Xerath and Annie

based on 583 Xerath with Annie pairs
Win Rate
53.7 %
K/D/A
2.79
Pick Rate
0.9 %

How We Analyze Champion Pairings in LoL

At MOBA Champion, we take in the stats from from millions of LoL rounds straight from Riot Games each week. Xerath has been on the same team as Annie in 583 recently played, ranked matches. By accumulating so much accurate data directly from the hosts of League of Legends, we are confident that we can provide you with high-quality, usable builds to help Xerath play with Annie. It is very rare for Xerath to play alongside Annie as allies. This has only happened in approx. 0.9% of rounds with Xerath.

Xerath Annie Synergy Summary

Xerath does a good job of fighting on the same side as Annie. Usually, he wins a whopping 53.7% of matches the champions fight alongside one another. If you want to play better as Xerath when playing alongside Annie by learning how to better synergize your gameplay with her, then review the complete build (with items, runes, summoner spells, and skills) below!

Best Xerath Annie Synergy Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeLost Chapter

Core Xerath Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestShard of True IceHorizon Focus

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapZhonya's Hourglass

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonerflash summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Xerath to level up q
>
Second ability for Xerath to level up w
>
Last skill for Xerath to max out e

Runes

Inspiration First Strike Magical FootwearBiscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
Sorcery Manaflow BandScorch
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Xerath's passive ability p
Xerath q ability q
Xerath w ability w
Xerath e ability e
Xerath's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
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W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Synergizing Xerath and Annie

Tips for Playing as Xerath with Annie

It's easier to land Arcanopulse on an enemy when they're moving toward or away from you, rather than side to side.

Eye of Destruction will make landing Arcanopulse easier as the target will be slowed.

If you stun an enemy with Shocking Orb, follow up with a guaranteed center hit on Eye of Destruction.

Advice to Understand How Annie Will Play

Striking killing blows on minions with Disintegrate enables Annie to farm extremely well early in the game.

Molten Shield is a good spell to cast to work up to Annie's stun, so sometimes it's beneficial to grab at least 1 rank in it early.

Storing a stun for use with her ultimate can turn the tide of a team fight.

Xerath Annie Synergy Stats

Xerath Image
Win Rate
53.7 %
VS
Win Rate
46.3 %
Annie Image
5.1
< Kills >
5.3
5.8
< Deaths >
5.3
11.1
< Assists >
10
1.17
< Killing Sprees >
1.21
57
< Minions Killed >
90
0.08
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.45
< Inhibitors >
0.43
565
< Physical Damage >
577
21,496
< Magic Damage >
22,024
946
< True Damage >
920
23,009
< Damage Dealt >
23,523
15,642
< Damage Taken >
15,519
10,310
< Gold Earned >
10,605
1.73
< Towers >
1.61
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
1,274
< Total Healing >
1,283
11,867
< Experience >
12,497
46
< Vision Score >
38
22
< Wards Placed >
18
169
< Time Dealing CC >
177

How to Play with Annie as Xerath in LoL

The Xerath Annie synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Annie, compared to his overall stats. Significant differences are areas of focus that highlight how his gameplay changes when paired with this other champion.

Overall, Xerath sees a very large drop in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Annie. His KDA went down from NaN to NaN. This drop shows that Annie helps Xerath perform poorer in ranked LoL matches. Yet, the small difference shows that this performance change is not very impactful.

When Xerath is an ally to Annie, he gets a little decrease in his full damage dealt. This difference may indicate that Annie does not support by providing protection for him to dish out more damage or that her allyship also helps extend the match's duration. Similarly, when Xerath is played alongside Annie on the same side, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees compared to when he plays on his own. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing alongside Annie.

Additionally, when Xerath plays with Annie on the same side, he typically takes a little more damage than when he fights alone. Taking more damage may indicate that Annie does a poor job of protecting Xerath in teamfights.

Synergies between Xerath and Annie

Damage Types Compared

Xerath with Annie
Xerath
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Contrasted

Xerath
Annie
Synergy

Is Xerath better when played alongside Annie?

There is no one best companion for Xerath that will no matter what be his top teammate. However, overall, Annie is a pretty good ally for Xerath. By being on the same team as Xerath, she raises their win rate by 2.7% to 53.7%. This shows that there is a potentially meaningful synergy between Xerath and Annie that results in them performing at the top of their game together than alone.

Annie has a lower difficulty than Xerath. That means you don't need to be cautious when enlisting Annie teammates to go into battle on the same side as, as they will need a relatively low level of skill to be able to fight well with you.

When playing on the same side, Xerath players should expect to observe an overall large increase in your team’s capacity to to do a lot of AP damage. When paired, these champions can blast through enemies with magic damage.

Although, by grouping Xerath and Annie together, you probably will not be giving your other allies a lot of anti-tank damage dealing potential. Make sure to include other champs on your team that helps cover this relative hole in their playstyle.

Regardless of the skill of your Annie teammate, you need to focus on increasing your income, staying alive by avoiding foolish fights, and clearing objectives. If you heed this simple advice, you should do well anyway.

Additional Information for Xerath Players

How We Calculated Our Xerath Annie Synergy Build and Stats

For this guide on pairing Xerath and Annie, we analyzed 583 ranked and recent League of Legends matches. We perform advanced data cleaning and statistical methods to guarantee that our team synergy stats are accurate and reliable. You can be confident that our recommended build to pair Xerath with Annie comes from actual data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view your division's most relevant stats and build.

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Further Insights to Win with this Champion Pairing

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Xerath to pair well with Annie during both the laning and mid / late game phases of LoL matches, you should continue reading to gather some more tips and tricks for this champion pairing. If you mind the build and tips displayed above, you will grow your win rate significantly.

The best finished items to use in your Xerath and Annie synergy build include Luden's Tempest, Shard of True Ice, and Horizon Focus. When Xerath bought at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better when paired up with Annie than with many other common item sets. In fact, Xerath boasted an average win rate of 53.7% when synergizing his build and playstyle to Annie with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest chance of crushing your oponents, Xerath players should use the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Manaflow Band, and Scorch runes from the Inspiration and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for this champion pairing, this set of runes yielded the top win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 53.7% winrate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to pair Annie with Xerath are given for all skill levels combined. To scope the stats and builds to an individual skill level, you can use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.